Hello dear longboarders,
I'm Doruk Ürgün. I live in the Anatolian side of Istanbul and I am a high school student.
After being born in Istanbul, I had to go abroad when I was 6 years old because of my father's job. Although life there is beautiful in many ways, as a Turkish boy I grew up far from my country. While continuing my education, I made many friends there. One day a friend of mine came to the meeting with his skateboard in his hand, I was so surprised, I was almost eager to find out what happened and be able to get on it, that was the day everything started.
I was 8 years old and it was a hot August day; Of course, I kissed the ground when I got on my friend's skateboard. To be honest, I liked that experience, I told myself I would stubbornly manage this thing even if it was difficult. For a while, I learned to keep my balance and move on my friend's skateboard. My first skateboard "Target" (Migros in a place like turkey) because I got from somewhere. When I was 10 years old, I was interested in movements.
My first move was shove it. I was slowly trying out most of the initial moves you can think of. We returned to Turkey permanently 11 years old. Shortly after my return, I discovered Kalamış Skate Park. I slipped there for about 4 years, but I had an accident in August 2019, it was a big accident. I was depressed because of my heavy injury to my hip and I gave up. I understood that I wasn't enjoying much anyway. Months after the accident, I bought an old cruiser and said, "Can I do this?" I thought to myself. I officially fell in love after using someone's cruiser.
I was going to YouTube and watching videos about longboarding all the time. Luckily, I went to see Enfal on the beach in the summer of 2020 and greeted him (I was a big fan). After that day, I decided that I should longboard, that's when I met Turk Longboard. I immediately met everyone with friendship. Everyone was very friendly and kind. I bought my own longboard and we roamed the beach all summer. I am currently working extensively on freestyle and dance as a longboard category. The team is very good and very solid, and I am much happier than when I was Longboarding.
You will understand, life always opens up possibilities, and the important thing is to be able to make use of these possibilities.
Love and greetings to everyone who reads
Doruk ÜRGÜN – İstanbul, Turkey